“It Was a Really Cool Day” – Kyle Busch Opens Up on Taking his Final Xfinity Series Win

Published 07/14/2021, 5:52 AM EDT
Jun 20, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) races during the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


Last weekend, Kyle Busch competed in his final Xfinity Series race. To sweeten the matter, he managed to win all five of his Xfinity appearances. Obviously, the 36-year-old was over the moon with the triumph, which, as it turns out, is his 102nd NASCAR Xfinity win. Recently, he spoke to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio about his victory.

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He said, “It was a really cool day. We had a great race car, everybody in the Xfinity Series has done a phenomenal job. It’s been really fun to drive their race cars. This year obviously going 5 for 5 with all of the partners, especially with M&Ms, Twix and Starbursts.

“It was nice to get a little extra in these last couple of weeks before hanging it up.”

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Of course, this does not mean that this is the last we see of Kyle Busch. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is still going strong in the Cup Series and in the Truck Series. So far, Busch has not revealed any plans to retire from the Cup or Truck Series.

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It is worth mentioning that Busch boasts of 222 wins in all three series combined. Although he has stepped away from the Xfinity arena, Busch probably still has plenty of fight in him. In the Truck Series, he is still going strong, as evidence by his Top 2 finishes in every race.

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May 9, 2021; Darlington, South Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) races during the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Finally, in the Cup Series arena, he has finished in the Top 3 in the last four races. This also includes a win at Pocono and it extends his race win streak by another year. As it turns out, he is probably targeting the record for the most consecutive seasons with a Cup Series win.

With a win in the last 17 years, he is one away from equalling the legendary Richard Petty. He also needs to bag at least one win in 2023 to break the living legend’s record.

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